The dynamic of convection - insights for ocean and climate physics and for solar thermal energy system design

  • Hughes, Graham (PI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    Dealing with change in Earth's climate is a major interdisciplinary challenge. This proposal will inform our scientific understanding and response by developing our understanding of two outstanding problems that involve buoyancy-forced convection. Improved modelling of the global ocean overturning circulation that regulates Earth's climate will develop our ability to explain major shifts in past climates, and to predict future climate change. Fluid physics will also be used to help design and optimise solar thermal energy systems for large-scale renewable energy generation that could prove key in helping to reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date2/05/111/05/15

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$690,202.00

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